TampaBay Afrofit inc. was born to embody health & wellness with the Afro-Caribbean culture as the essence.
Afrocentric culture rests on traditions that have been passed on for generations from Africa with core significance in the way we conduct our lives and how it affects our general wellness. The knowledge of certain practices enhances the health experience in a multitude of aspects that need to be shared and are so beneficial. Afrofit™ is a strong advocate of keeping these traditions alive (dance, music, story telling, culinary contribution, etc...)
Afrofit™ is proud to introduce Chakacha as one of their load-bearing dances that will be pushed to the forefront. The Chakacha experience has been put together in collaboration, supervision, and guidance of none other than the world renown choreographer/dancer / teacher Brayo Judah (from Kenya). It has always been of the utmost importance that all aspects of information, theory, and practice, be relayed accurately and with integrity to provide everyone with the most authentic experience! Chakacha is a traditional dance from coastal Kenya that uses percussions to challenge the control of waist winding. It is a challenging dance that calls upon a multitude of muscle groups and tests one's balance. The music is enchanting and one will recognize some Arabic influence to it. It is a celebration of contradictions; control vs release of inhibitions, anchored in tradition vs well adapted to the base modern African dancing.
It is not being taught anywhere else in the USA exclusively and in details. This class is not an overview, but is intended to introduce this dance and its benefits as a lifestyle. It is for women only (18 and older) and the groups will be small to encourage exchanges, attention to details and intense practice. It will be on a weekly basis, with 8 classes and 8 hourly practica sessions to encourage consistency. It will be held in an intimate atmosphere conducive to a more intense learning experience. Afrofit welcomes you!
Essential Balance Holistic Wellness Center
5606 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
Recommended attire: Comfortable clothes, gym attire.